SUNDAY, February 18, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time
26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23; 1 Cor. 15:45-49; Lk. 6:27-38
Mark Michael (Leathley
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St.Mary Parishioners Living &
MONDAY, February 19,
Sir. 1:1-10; Mk. 9:14-29
NO SCHOOL – PRESIDENTS’ DAY
Prayer & Rosary
TUESDAY, February 20,
Sir 2:1-11; Mk. 9:30-37
& Reis Families
Prayer & Rosary
WEDNESDAY, February 21, Ash Wednesday
2:12-18; 2 Cor. 5:20-6:2; Mt. 6:1-6, 16-18
Pat Russell (AllSchool)
Prayer & Rosary
Andrezej & Katarnyze Lekowicz
22, Chair of Peter,
1 Pt. 5:1-4; Mt. 16:13-19
Prayer & Rosary
Adoration at Corpus Christi
Mass at Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, February 23,
58:1-9a; Mt. 9:14-15
Evening Prayer & Rosary
February 24, Vigil Mass
SUNDAY, February 25, First Sunday of Lent
26:4-10; Rom. 10:8-13; Lk. 4:1-13
St. Mary Parishioners Living &
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Pray for our men and women in
Please remember in your prayers all
those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing
Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: Evelyn Spiert, Carrie Heigel
At Home: Charlie Campbell,Diane Carrick, Josephine
Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall,
Henrietta Koch, Mary
Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Sophia
Czernik, Tim McManus.
If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please give us a
call if you would like a visit. Due to privacy issues no one will be listed in
the bulletin sick list unless the person themselves or an immediate family
member requests it.
ECO (Electric Contributions Option)
Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of
church or call the parish office. ECO –schedule: February weekly: 19, 26; Bi-weekly: February
26; Monthly February 1st or 15th.
Young-at-Heart Lenten Project: Collecting toilet tissue and soap
products for St.FrancisCenter, McArthur Ohio. Items may be left in the rear of
church. Arrangement for donations of larger items (clothing, household items,
etc.) may be made by calling 443-6154 or 443-1032.
The Ash Wednesday collection is for J.O.I.N. (the
Joint Organization for Inner City Needs). Join is a Diocesan agency which
provides emergency assistance to the poor in the form of food, clothing,
prescription help, utility help, infant formula and ensure, birth certificates,
eyeglasses, bus transportation, burial assistance, senior items and referrals
to other public and private service providers.
St. Mary's semi-annual food drive for our neighbors in south Columbus will be held on Ash Wednesday, February
21st and February 24-25 and March 3-4. St. Ladislas and Southside
Community Ministries need our help. Any basic shelf-life food such as cereal,
peanut butter, or canned goods is most welcome. The pantries also need monetary
gifts to purchase large quantities of food from Mid Ohio Foodbank ($2.00 will
buy 10 cases of corn)! Volunteers will be at the back of church after each mass
to accept your donations. We appreciate all offerings!
D., M., & W.Martello,T.Martello,K.Hall,
P.DineenL.Duren, L.Lovett, S.JeffreyJ.Carone
Coffee & Donuts February 25, 2007: Knights of Saint John
Blue Jacket Game: 7th and 8th graders in our school and St. Mary’s high school students are welcome
to join a trip to the Blue Jacket Game on Sunday, February 25th.
Your cost (if we get enough to warrant group ticket price) will be $10.00. You
must call by this Wednesday, February 21st if you want to go.
Call 445 9668. We will meet in the Atrium for pizza at , and then go to the game.
DiocesanHigh School Youth Rally 2007: Attention all high
school students! Want to meet new friends, hear great speakers, and just hang
out with hundreds of teens from all over the Diocese of Columbus? Then come to
the Diocesan High School Youth Rally! This highly anticipated annual two-day
event, sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, is a
opportunity to the young Catholic church from all over the diocese. The Youth
Rally will take place at the Salesian Center Boys and Girls Club in downtown, Columbus on March 3rd
and 4th. The weekend will include keynote speaker, Fr. Steve Ryan,
SDB and local Catholic musical group Station 14, teen break-out sessions with our very own Jason
Shanks presenting on “Catholic Myths,” prayer and worship, social events, new
friends, recreation, song, and sacramental celebrations. This year’s theme is
“One Way” which will help young people recognize that life is “one way” journey
join our group going from St. Mary’s at this amazing
event? See Jason Shanks or look at the back bulletin board for more information
and how to register. The registration deadline
is THIS Sunday Feb. 18th. The cost is $25.00. It’s an event you won’t want
4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary Dinner Sunday, February 18th at the club 281 E.
Whittier St. from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Delicious Roast Beef Dinner with
Potatoes and carrots, applesauce, rolls and butter, and pudding for dessert.
Carry out is available.
The new season of Theology and a Pub will begin on Thursday, February 22 with
"Lectio Divina: Reading and Praying Over the Word of
God" by Dr. Leo Madden. On many occasions since his election, Pope
Benedict XVI has encouraged the reading of the Bible according to the
traditional method known as Lectio Divina. Join us in February to find out:
what is this method, how does it work, and how can I promote it in my own life
and in the life of my parish? Doors open at and the talk begins at at the Columbus Maennerchor, 966 South High Street in GermanVillage. Admission is just $2, and the full
Maennerchor food and drink menu will be available for purchase! For more
information on this talk and the spring season, the Bible on TAP, visit our
website at www.theologyandapub.org.
The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer,
fasting and almsgiving.
given to prayer during Lent should draw us closer to the Lord. Daily Mass,
Stations of the Cross, First Friday Eucharistic Adoration, Evening Prayer &
rosary are some opportunities for prayer.
Fasting: Fasting is one of the most ancient practices linked
to Lent. Lenten Fasting Regulations: 1)
Abstinence on all the Fridays of Lent, and on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. No
meat may be eaten on days of abstinence. Catholics 14 years and older should
abstain from meat. 2) Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting means
having only one full meal to maintain one's strength. Two smaller, meatless and
penitential meals are permitted according to one's needs, but they should not
together equal the one full meal
Almsgiving: The third
traditional pillar is a sign of our care for those in need and an expression of
our gratitude for all that God has given us.
Help Saint Mary School earn
a few extra dollars and help to save the planet at the same time! The big green
and yellow bin on our parking lot holds all of our recycled paper; every month,
we receive a check (averaging about $90.00) for the paper we have in our bin.
Many GermanVillage residents use our bin and we invite
our parish families to recycle all their household newspapers, junk mail, and
magazines, too. The more paper recycled, the more we earn-- and we’ve saved a
tree or two, as well.
From now until March 31, Abitibi
Recycling is offering a special recycling promotion: If we can increase our
paper recycling by 25%, they will send us a check for $250; if we increase our
recycling by 50%, we’ll receive a check for $500! Please save up your household
paper and drop it in the recycling bin and make sure this bulletin is recycled,
too! No cardboard please.
Sign up for, or re-subscribe to The Catholic Times, the newspaper of our
diocese this week. An envelope for this is in your packet or just use a plain
envelope marked The Catholic Times.
remember to honor your bingo commitment!
“How do I
make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”
The Catholic Times$412.00
Bingo February 11th Deposit $4,093.00
to those who worked Bingo February 11th: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn,
Jim Morbitzer, Kathy Morbitzer, Tracie Johnson, Mark Johnson, Dave Keene,
Theresa Ellen, Greg Ellen,